“The “Sea Stallion Pool“ is still growing”, Aug. Bolten, Commercial Manager of the pool, informs. “We are pleased to announce that MV “Alkyonis”, a modern handy-size bulk carrier of 37,418 tdw joined the pool on 7 May 2018. This state-of-the-art bulk carrier was built by Imabari Shipbuilding, Japan, and delivered in 2016. The first voyage as pool member will take the vessel from Fangcheng, P. R. China to Grundartangi, Iceland with a cargo of alumina.”
The “Sea Stallion Pool” started its activities with a fleet of modern bulk carrier newbuildings of the “Seahorse” and the even more eco-optimized “Sea Stallion” type in 2013. That’s the reason why the pool was named “Sea Stallion Pool”. However, the pool has always been open to shipowners of other modern bulk carriers of similar size, specification and age.
“We are very content that as per today the pool fleet counts 12 bulk carriers of the proven “Seahorse”/”Sea Stallion” types, but also one “Green Dolphin” and seven ultra-modern, versatile Japanese-built handy-size bulk carriers of Imabari, Naikai Zosen Setoda and Minaminippon shipyards”, Oliver Harms, responsible for the Commercial Management within the Aug. Bolten organisation, states. “The structure and size of the pool fleet enables us to satisfy all kinds of requirements of our customers. Since the pool is meant to grow further, the service will even improve in future.”